Two Parodic Views of John Byrne
Both from E-MAN, but two different periods of the book.
First, from Charlton's E-MAN #6, Rog-2000 confronts his creator.(written, however, by Nick Cuti)
Second, from First's E-MAN 2 & 3, written by Martin Pasko and drawn by Joe Staton, "Companyman," henchman of "Stanley Presents." (That's Shooter, of course, in the middle) Not only was this in the midst of an X-Men parody, but also controversy over work-for-hire contracts (though predating the Kirby art fight). In fact, that was the true target of the parody--Marvel's treatment of creators. The reference, which certainly no one remembers now, is to an opinion piece Byrne wrote in COMICS SCENE where he declared himself proud to be a "company man," and proposed a rather absurd concept: "If there are creator's rights, there should be creator's wrongs." Meaning that if a comic takes a loss, so should the creator. Some thought this a somewhat...servile thing to write. Gold star to someone who can hunt up the article.